President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the removal of military checkpoints set up in the wake of Boko Haram activities in parts of the country.

The order was given a few hours after twin bomb blasts rocked Maiduguri, Borno State on Monday. Thirteen people lost their lives and many others were injured in the incident.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Aliyu Ismaila, told State House correspondents that Buhari ordered the removal of the checkpoints during his meeting with service chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“The President has instructed the Chief of Defence Staff to get the Chief of Army Staff and Inspector-General of Police to remove all the military men along the roads across the country,” he said.

It will be recalled that motorists in places where the checkpoints exist have been facing a harrowing experience because of gridlocks caused by them (checkpoints).

One of the worst hit is the Abuja-Keffi highway and some other roads in the Federal Capital Territory

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